Disappointing day for Indians in Irish Open

Adare Manor, Ireland, May 17 (UNI) Ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh was the lone Indian to make the cut at tied 11th after the conclusion of the second round of the Irish Open as he totalled two under 142.

The halfway cut was made at three over 147.

Meanwhile, SSP Chowrasia and Shiv Kapur missed the cut by one stroke while Jyoti Randhawa missed it by four.

The lead is currently held by Frenchman Michael Lorenzo-Vera who has an overall score of six under 138 (68, 70).

Jeev, tied for the lead overnight, was in a for a disastrous reversal of fortunes in the second round as he stumbled to four bogeys and a double bogey against a couple of birdies that took his overall total to two-under 142 and gave him a share of the 11th spot.

It was a disappointing reversal for Jeev as he found himself two-over within the first four holes after a bogey-brace on the third and fourth. Another dropped shot on the eighth completed a wretched stretch for the seasoned pro, who made the turn three-over.

The Chandigarh-golfer tried to arrest the slide in his backward journey with birdies on the 10th and 12th but was undone by a double bogey on the par-four 13th.

Chowrasia (69, 79) fell from overnight tied seventh to tied 69th. His two day total of four over 148 meant, he missed the cut by just one stroke. His second round effort of 79 included three birdies, seven bogeys and a triple bogey.

Kapur (72, 76) also crashed out of the tournament with a total of four over 148 in tied 69th place. He had an up and down round yesterday as he sank an eagle and two birdies and at the same time dropped five bogeys and one triple bogey.

Randhawa (76, 75) was tied 104th at seven over 151. His 75 included two birdies and five bogeys.


Story first published: Monday, May 19, 2008, 4:41 [IST]
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